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Friday, April 18, 2008

Bestselling author Tina Brooks McKinney, Day 2 (April 18, 2008)

All I can say is what a way to spend a Friday!

Conversations Book Club spent the day taking Bestselling author Tina Brooks McKinney on a day full of firsts for her. First it was off to Copiah County to speak to the student body of the Crystal Springs Elementary School, something that Tina had never done before. Thanks to our book club member---and Principal--- Cheryl Haynes, we were able to walk through the halls of school and then stress the importance of reading to them. Joining us on the trip were recording artists Trill and Tim Steele of C. O. D. Records.

Next it was off to the Wal-Mart on HWY 18 for a booksigning, it proved to be more than any of us bargained for. Not only was it the first Wal-Mart Tina had ever done a signing with, it was hard to keep the book on the table! Much thanks to the staff and management of the store, especially Eddie Robinson who continues to show his support for our commitment to literacy every month.

Our final event of the day was our visit to Richard Wright Library where we were able to donate a copy of one of Tina's books to the library. Thanks to Debra Gilbert for working to make sure that our authors get noticed and feel like home. We appreciate you.

Now that day two is over, it is on to preparing for the 3rd and final day, which will be our book club meeting in Metairie, Louisiana. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the 1p.m. meeting.

That's all for now: Look for the final report tomorrow.

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